Celebrate Lou Gehrig Day on Thursday, June 2nd
Celebrate Lou Gehrig Day on Thursday, June 2nd

Chicago Cubs to join MLB in celebrating Lou Gehrig Day


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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will join Major League Baseball in celebrating the second annual Lou Gehrig Day tomorrow, June 2, with a special Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle $20,000 guaranteed jackpot, Obvious Shirts T-shirt giveaway for Budweiser Bleachers ticket holders, dedicated Special Ticket Offer, in-game entertainment and more, created in an effort to raise awareness for ALS while giving back to charities focused on finding a cure for the devastating disease.

For Lou Gehrig Day, co-founder of I AM ALS Brian Wallach and co-founder of Team Gleason Steve Gleason and their families will throw out ceremonial first pitches ahead of the start of the game and Steve Gleason will lead off the game with “Play Ball.” The Cubs will host various ALS organizations at the ballpark and fans sitting in the Budweiser Bleachers for the June 2 game will receive a custom T-shirt created by Obvious Shirts that brings awareness to the fight against ALS. The promotion is limited to the first 5,000 early arriving fans which can be redeemed upon arrival at the Budweiser Bleacher Gate.

On June 2 only, the Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle will have a special $20,000 guaranteed jackpot presented by Sloan where one lucky winner will take home a minimum of $10,000 and the other half will benefit five different ALS charities including I AM ALS, Project Main St., Team Gleason, The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter and the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Fans in Illinois can purchase Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle tickets for the special guaranteed jackpot online at 11 a.m. CDT until the end of the game or Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle tickets can be purchased from a Raffle Ambassador at Wrigley Field when gates open until the bottom of the eighth inning. For more information on the Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle or to purchase raffle tickets, please visit www.cubs.com/raffle.

In addition, fans are encouraged to stop by the Sloan Soaker at Gallagher Way from 5:05-7:05 p.m. CDT June 2 for a chance to “soak” Marquee Sports Network talent including Ryan Dempster and Taylor McGregor for a good cause. To participate, fans must purchase a minimum of five raffle tickets for $10 from a Raffle Ambassador at Gallagher Way during the designated timeframe. Proceeds from the Sloan Soaker will be added to the Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle jackpot total for the June 2 game benefiting various ALS charities.

To help raise additional funds for one of the ALS charities highlighted during the June 2 game, Project Main St., Cubs Authentics will be auctioning off several items starting today, June 1, at 8:15 p.m. CDT, through Wednesday, June 8, at 8 p.m. CDT at www.cubs.com/auctions. Some items included are:

One-of-a-kind experiences including a trip to Cubs Spring Training in 2023 with Marquee Sports Network and the chance to call half of an inning of a Cubs game on Marquee Sports Network

Autographed items from Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux, Eddie Vedder and more

Mix of game-used jerseys from Memorial Day (May 30, 2022) and Lou Gehrig Day (June 2, 2022)

Game-used bases from Lou Gehrig Day (June 2, 2022)

For fans looking to attend Lou Gehrig Day at Wrigley Field, an ALS Awareness Special Ticket Offer is being offered where a portion of proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated to Project Main St. To purchase a ticket and give back through the ALS Awareness Special Ticket Offer, please visit www.cubs.com/specials.

To learn more about how to support the fight against ALS, please visit www.mlb.com/4ALS.

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